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Heart Forth, Alicia
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Apr 16, 2014 @ 7:14am
May 4 @ 9:25am
Release date: TBA 2017
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Help the young wizard Alicia find the courage and strength to save her homeland in this unforgettable '90s-inspired Metroidvania RPG.

At Heart Forth, Alicia's core is an ode to the classics. Remember the electrifying gameplay of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the expansive worlds of the Zelda games, and the rich, engaging story of Xenogears? This game is crafted in the spirit of those great adventures of the '90s.

The story unfolds amidst the repercussions of centuries worth of struggle, strife, and bloodshed between cultures, races and worldviews. But above all else, it's an epic Metroidvania RPG that combines timeless 16- and 32-bit gameplay, modern mechanics, and a set of unique, intertwining stories to take you on a fantastic journey.

-Master devastating and versatile magic spells to annihilate your enemies and solve creative puzzles.

-Engage in fast, agile melee combat with an enchanted wizard's whip, over 20 special attacks and upgrades, and a vast array of mobility skills.

-Adventure through a vast, intricately detailed world filled with filled with hidden wonders and puzzles, dastardly platforming, lethal dungeons, and much, much more

-Play with powerful classic RPG mechanics that provide players with all the gear, loot, sidequests, upgrades, crafting, and gameplay depth that make for a classic RPG experience.

-Discover 5 secret fairy companions to crush, shock, freeze, and burn your enemies, or save you at your most dire moment of need

-Experience a deep and immersive story new to the Metroidvania genre that takes place in a much bigger history of events and cultures, and starring a cast of fascinating, memorable characters.

The Story

In Heart Forth, Alicia, players take the role of a young wizard named Alicia, a woman raised in the magical village of Brenia on the sky island Auster. Half a century ago, the Spirits cursed Brenia, and since that day no children have been born save two: Alicia, and her best friend Hostra.

On the day of their Trial, the coming of age ceremony for youths in Brenia, one of the Spirits returns and wreaks havoc within their village. When the two young wizards attempt to flee to safety, Hostra comes under the spell of the Spirit and tosses Alicia from the island and into the Void below. As she fades away into the nothingness, Hostra returns to the village, slowly destroying it and its inhabitants.

When Alicia awakens on solid ground, alive and well and certainly not lost in nothingness, she discovers something she had never imagined: a whole world lay beneath the clouds. Lost in a strange new land, Alicia sets out to find the means to return to her village and the power to save it.

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Popular Discussions View All (4)
May 17, 2014 @ 10:54pm
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PublikAgent Nov 6 @ 10:01am 
I just need this game.
Dangerous Beans Jul 6 @ 3:06pm 
I don't know how much longer I can wait. Does anyone have a spare stasis chamber?
Brown_Town86 May 30 @ 6:04pm 
I just found out about this game today. I'm so excited for it's release. This is some of the best pixel art I've ever seen. Gameplay looks great as well.
Sestenes Apr 9 @ 7:19am 
The world needs more games like this. Can't wait to play!
kapablekid Jan 20 @ 12:37pm 
Forget what I said about the PS4 port... my bad.
kapablekid Jan 20 @ 12:15pm 
Really looking forward to this! Well done. Oh, by the way, any chance of a PS4 port?
SteelGolem Oct 20, 2015 @ 2:45pm 
We're all ready to throw our money at you, give us a release date guys!
LucidusAtra Oct 3, 2015 @ 2:54pm 
With games like Heart Forth, Alicia, Timespinner, and, of course, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night leading the charge, 2016 promises a resurgence of a seemingly lost genre. I wish it were here already... This is quite an exercise in patience.
Dangerous Beans Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:45am 
Archimedex in charge of going full retard.
Archimedex Aug 23, 2015 @ 5:12am 
very green indeed.. but the story is for children age 1 or less...... :D to me it sounds like this: 'and the world was called Schtrloobankilorp and the people were called Blorglomorlorbs and most were living in a happy village called Morloproltorlorpixtrolix and they were drinking Ooolontrolrlbgrong from beautiful cups made of Narloromarncerlonrg stone'.. if things didn't have silly names, or no names at all, it would be a bit better. if you wanna go for silly names, that's fine but at least make it funny. the greatest sin of a story like this is to take itself seriously. : ]